The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Capacity Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Capacity Management over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Capacity Management
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 135 138
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 8 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.64% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.77% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 9
Median daily rate £488 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.72% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £430 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +17.47% -2.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +85.71% +34.61%  

Capacity Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2383 3100 2861
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.70% 82.23% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1959 1688
Median daily rate £413 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Capacity Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Capacity Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Management in the North West

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Capacity Management in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Management in the North West

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Management in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Management in the North West

Capacity Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Management in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Management in the North West

Capacity Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 6 £488 +47.72% 2
Cheshire +6 2 - - 1
Capacity Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Capacity Management.

1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Network Design
3 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 5 (33.33%) IaaS
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (13.33%) High Availability
6 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (13.33%) Service Design
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) Security Management
6 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection

Capacity Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) IaaS
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) BGP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) PSTN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Service Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Manager
6 1 (6.67%) DBA
6 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior ITIL Service Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Network Design
1 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Security Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Design
5 1 (6.67%) Database Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto